Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

Whether you know the ropes or are new to sailing, a whole boat charter could be the perfect holiday for you and your family. Would you like the chance to relax and let our experienced skipper take the helm or perhaps you are after a more hands-on learning experience?

Sailing Holidays in the UK: IOW Anchorages

There really is so much to explore and enjoy on a UK Sailing Holiday we’ve decided to share ‘spots’ along the coast. This time – Isle of Wight Anchorages. The Isle of Wight offers some beautiful spots to drop your hook so don’t overlook these hidden gems.

Challenge of the Channel Islands

Clive Loughlin invites you to look over his shoulder as he plans a 7-day cruise to the Channel Islands.

How to protect yourself from the Sun whilst Sailing

Quick Guide for Sailors. We all love a good dose of Vitamin D, but with extra exposure from water reflection it’s especially important to make sure we protect ourselves from the sun whilst sailing. Wind chill and sea spray make it easy to underestimate how much exposure you’re actually getting. This is especially true when Read more

Interesting Lighthouses In The Solent Region And Beyond

Whether it is a welcome beacon of light after a difficult voyage or a much-loved landmark every sailor has their favourite lighthouse. They are essential to our safe passage and although few around the world are manned, they still give the impression that someone is there, looking out you. Below is a pick of lighthouses Read more

The Benefits of Autumn Sailing On The Solent

See the Solent in a different light   It may come as a surprise to you, but this time of year is our favourite for sailing courses and many of our instructors prefer it. So, we’ve listed a few of the reasons why we believe Autumn sailing can be much better than in the Summer: Read more

The Great Britain SailGP Team Breaks 50 Knot Record In Solent

  COWES, England – August 6, 2019 – Dylan Fletcher’s Great Britain SailGP Team today achieved what no other sail racing team in the world has done, breaking the sport’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier during training ahead of Cowes SailGP. The historic moment – a first aboard the supercharged F50 catamaran – occurred during the Read more

SailGP Racing In The Solent

  SailGP is coming to the Solent in August and it looks like we’ll be seeing some epic racing on the south coast and maybe pass the 50-foot wingsailed catamarans in Southampton Water as they head to the technical area. It’s a new sport, established in 2018 and is an annual, global sports championship featuring Read more

Arctic Sailing On Luxury Yacht Santosa With Mother Nature Putting On A Show

  The Santosa Nordic sailing experience came into its own this week with the Guest Crew sighting a whale and reports of some excellent sailing against a beautiful backdrop with Mother Nature playing her part every minute of the day.  Day 5 Andoya to Fiskevaeret Skipnes Had a cracking down wind sail today down the Read more

First Class Sailing Expands Into Yacht Chartering

L to R Charlie Tulloch (Principal First Class Sailing) Sally and Eric Whitelaw (Firstaway Yacht Charters)   Southampton sailing school First Class Sailing has purchased the business of Firstaway Yacht Charters to expand its business and provide an additional service for its customers. This means that Firstaway owners, Sally and Eric Whitelaw, will be able to Read more